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Transporting a cupcake bouquet

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
So, I just made a cupcake bouquet that I need to transport to work tomorrow. I have NO idea how I'm going to do it, I'll be alone in the car. Has anyone transported one and can give me some ideas? TiA!

June
post #2 of 16
i have and i failed. maybe Styrofoam so that the pot sits in it to keep it still but u need a steady base bc its top heavy. Mine just kept falling over
post #3 of 16
I haven't personally tried it yet but, there is a great deal of info in the attached thread. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-702808.html
post #4 of 16
I've transported a number of them and what I usually do is take a 10 or 12" cake box and fully assemble it, including taping the lid down. I then cut a circle in the centre of the box approximately 1" smaller then the opening at the top of the vessel the cupcakes are in (so if I am using 6" pots, I cut a 5" circle). When you place the pot in the box, it will be held securely upright even if the bottom of the pot doesn't touch the bottom of the box. It's definitely sturdier if it is touching the bottom, so you may want to put something in the bottom of the box. I then put them on the passenger side floor.
I hope that makes sense!
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I took a round box, placed the pot in the center and then put bags of beans around it, holding the pot in place. The rig worked!
post #6 of 16
I know it is a little late for your needs but for future uses:
I use to make and transport a TON of cupcake bouquets.

I found that this works best: taking a styrofoam plate and cutting a circle the size of your container base ( sit the container on the plate and trace its bottom on it),
Then turn the plate upside down ( so the botto of the plate is not flat on the box bottom) and glue or tape ( or if it will fit snuggly in your box without glue or tape) on the bottom of you box. Fit you cupcake bouquet into this, if the box is not tall enough then just fold back or cut off your lid. I just used a non skid pad int he back of my suv and never had any problems with transportation, I would sometimes be out delivering 4 or 5 at a time using this method.
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by louanne

I know it is a little late for your needs but for future uses:
I use to make and transport a TON of cupcake bouquets.

I found that this works best: taking a styrofoam plate and cutting a circle the size of your container base ( sit the container on the plate and trace its bottom on it),
Then turn the plate upside down ( so the botto of the plate is not flat on the box bottom) and glue or tape ( or if it will fit snuggly in your box without glue or tape) on the bottom of you box. Fit you cupcake bouquet into this, if the box is not tall enough then just fold back or cut off your lid. I just used a non skid pad int he back of my suv and never had any problems with transportation, I would sometimes be out delivering 4 or 5 at a time using this method.

Can you explain this again I am a little confused? I have one that I have to deliver wednesday and I am going solo.
post #8 of 16
post #9 of 16
I saw this but it didn't work for me, that's why I am looking for other ideas?
post #10 of 16
you place the pot in the box, it will be held securely upright even if the bottom of the pot doesn't touch the bottom of the box. It's definitely sturdier if it is touching the bottom, Image
post #11 of 16
Maybe the top was too heavy. I had a 6 inch ball.
post #12 of 16
I always take a 6x6 box - cut off the top flaps - flip it over - cut a circle in the bottom for my pot to fit in. Then I use my build a bear boxes (I have a lot) and I cut down one of the seams - slide my box holding the bouquet inside - close the flap - tape. Done. You can also get nice tall cake boxes from http://bakeabox.com/
post #13 of 16
Thank you so much for posting your idea, I had to deliver 4 pails with 25 cupcakes in each, almost 50 miles today, I had no idea how I was ever going to do this until I read your brilliant idea, it worked perfectly, I lost 1, but had plenty of spares so everything was good. Thank you so much, you saved my day.
post #14 of 16

This is great information, wow I've  forgot all about transporting the bouquets. I just started making them.

Thanks

post #15 of 16

By the way does anyone have a picture of how there box is made to transport the bouquets?

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